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Since [[a]as is well known] many have undertaken to put in order and draw up a [[b]thorough] narrative of the surely established deeds which have been accomplished and fulfilled [c] in and among us,

Exactly as they were handed down to us by those who from the [[d]official] beginning [of Jesus’ ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word [that is, of [e]the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God],

It seemed good and desirable to me, [and so I have determined] also after [f]having searched out diligently and followed all things closely and traced accurately the course from the highest to the minutest detail from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 1:1 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.
  2. Luke 1:1 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.
  3. Luke 1:1 John Wycliffe, The Wycliffe Bible.
  4. Luke 1:2 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.
  5. Luke 1:2 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.
  6. Luke 1:3 William Tyndale, The Tyndale Bible.